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I need your great advice and experience. Keeper went to the Emergency Hospital on Sunday after waking at 5:30 a.m. with vomiting and some diarrhea. By 11:30 a.m. it was evident he was in trouble--dehydrating, fever,
and not keeping water down although he was thirsty. Tests were done and Parvo and parasites ruled out. His temp was 105--very high. They ran blood tests and kept him for IV hydration and beginning antibiotic administration.
The blood work showed a bacterial infection of some kind. He is home and doing well and restricted to 2 spoons of Hill's I/D food every 3 hours for awhile plus two antibiotics. He is hungry and not understanding why he can't have 'more'. We are at a loss as to where and what he could have picked up.
He is a real scavenger and we're always taking stuff out of his mouth; however he's never off leash outdoors except at the tennis court where he chases balls--not likely to have happened there. At any rate, we are grateful for this good hospital and the fact that there is no liver or pancreas involvement. Having lost a Bolognese to IBD, we are super sensitive about this. We have pulled Keeper from the October shows since his IV site was shaved. The important thing is that he is getting well, but any insight from yoour experiences is so welcome.
Thanks as always,